2019-20 Open Rehearsal Schedule

Offering serious music students in high school and college a “behind-the-scenes look” at a working BSO rehearsal. (Middle school music students may be considered by special request.) All high school students must be accompanied by an appropriate number of chaperones. Open Rehearsals at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall are free, but seating is limited to 500 attendees.

College students must bring your valid school ID to the rehearsal. Please note that some of the works on the concert program may not be rehearsed at the Open Rehearsal.

To reserve tickets, students and teachers may contact the BSO Education Department by calling 410.783.8051 or by emailing Education@BSOmusic.org.


Ray Chen Performs Shostakovich

Thursday, March 19, 10 am 

Jun Märkl, conductor
Ray Chen, violin

MESSIAEN The Forgotten Offerings 
SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Concerto No. 1 BSO Podcast
RAVEL Pavane for a Dead Princess
STRAUSS Death and Transfiguration  BSO Podcast

Violin sensation Ray Chen returns to perform Shostakovich’s formidable First Violin Concerto, a deeply personal work that was hidden from the scrutiny of the Stalinist regime. The program also includes Ravel’s hauntingly beautiful Pavane for a Dead Princess and Richard Strauss' contemplative and powerful tone poem, Death and Transfiguration.